A Dallas bartender was arrested after he assaulted a young black woman over a parking space and the attack was captured on video.
Authorities have now identified the man in the viral video as #AustinShuffield. He’s accused of attacking the 24-year-old victim Wednesday night in a parking lot in #DeepEllum because she was blocking his vehicle as he was trying to leave.
The victim told @cbsdfw on the phone tonight that she was on her way to a hospital for what she believes is a ruptured eardrum suffered in the attack.
Dallas police said it all started when the woman stopped after driving the wrong way down a street and that’s when Shuffield, 30, got out of his truck to ask her to move out of his way because she was blocking the parking lot exit.
When he approached her, a dispute followed and witnesses saw and began recording. The video shows Shuffield and the victim in a heated argument and at one point, Shuffield pulls out what appears to be a gun and holds it behind his back.
More words are exchanged before the video shows Shuffield smack the woman’s cell phone out of her hand as she was dialing 911. She reacts by punching him and then the video shows Shuffield respond by reaching back, taking a boxer’s stance and punching her in the jaw.
The video then shows Shuffield hitting her violently four more times in the face and head. The woman eventually protects herself by cradling her head as Shuffield beats her. Shuffield then kicks her cell phone violently on the ground.
Police arrested Shuffield for aggravated assault causing injury, interference with an emergency call and public intoxication.
The owner of the High and Tight Barbershop and Speakeasy, Braxton Martin said Shuffield worked there as a bartender but was fired Thursday afternoon. His bond is set at $2,000, but he remains in jail.
We’ll keep you posted on any updates, Roommates.
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